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2014 Wicked Lasers Flashtorch

A flashlight with a powerful 4100 lumen halogen lamp. Its heat-resistant lens and reflector lets it provide a wide floodlight or a focused beam that can set objects on fire at close range. Because this is Wicked Lasers we’re talking about. Link Link 2 Price: $200 Continue Reading from the Source

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Ahead of FB’s earning announcement, new research shows just how addicted we’re getting

Facebook’s first-quarter announcement this evening promises a small moment of reflection following a frenetic few months for the company. Philosophical mysteries abound. We don’t know yet if Facebook will turn Oculus Rift into a tacky branded headset or if it will subsume WhatsApp into some evil plan to own the world. Will Facebook Paper end up [...]

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Going Behind The Closed Doors of Google X

Google scientist Astro Teller recently allowed unprecedented access to Google X, the company’s secretive think tank and innovation lab. Located at the edge of the Google Campus, the lab houses the Rapid Evaluation Team, a unit charged with testing the most promising ideas cooked up despite a high probability of failing. These “moon shots” as they [...]

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Enigmatic founder of Russia’s largest social network flees the country and his ties to oligarchs

Until yesterday, Pavel Durov was the boyish founder and CEO of Vkontakte, the dominant Russian social network, which has nearly ten times the number of users Facebook does in that country. He’s ostentatious – he once folded up paper airplanes made of money and threw them from Vkontakte office windows. He’s controversial – he’s been accused [...]

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Palcohol has its label approval revoked: Here’s a fine grain analysis of what that means

This morning the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau reversed its April 8th approval of labels for powdered alcohol product Palcohol, saying “Those label approvals were issued in error and have since been surrendered.” Most of the press around Palcohol has lazily stated that the government had approved of the product, and this has [...]

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Lytro Illum Camera

Lytro’s amazing light field tech lets viewers refocus images long after you’ve snapped your pictures. Their new Illum camera ups the ante with a 30-250mm zoom lens, a 4″ touchscreen, and much improved image quality. More here. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $1500 Continue Reading from the Source

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YP brings programatic buying to local ads with OpenX partnership

There’s a race underway among publishers and advertisers to deliver targeted local ads to consumers. Facebook appears positioned to get in on the mix thanks to its new location-aware features, while Google Maps, Foursquare, and Yelp have each dabbled in this area. The problem, historically, is that these local ads, more often than not, have [...]

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Dancing Giants: At SAP, it is about trying to make the battleship turn faster

For Ken Tsai, the VP of Product Marketing for SAP’s HANA software, every day is constant balancing act. CEO Bill McDermott has declared is mission as spearheading “the intellectual renewal of their company.” HANA’s in-memory database computing system is viewed as the foundational building block for all of SAP’s products. Tsai then needs to open up processes of innovation [...]

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Dancing Giants: At SAP, it is about trying to make the battleship turn faster

For Ken Tsai, the VP of Product Marketing for SAP’s HANA software, every day is constant balancing act. CEO Bill McDermott has declared is mission as spearheading “the intellectual renewal of their company.” HANA’s in-memory database computing system is viewed as the foundational building block for all of SAP’s products. Tsai then needs to open up processes of innovation [...]

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“Everything you need to know about X.” Why explaining the news is harder than it looks

Have you had something “explained” to you yet today? Chances are, you have. The last few weeks have brought the launch of three new sites designed to be companions to, rather than sources of, breaking news. The sites seek to boil down big stories by analyzing the data behind them, in the case of Nate Silver’s 538, or simply [...]

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Ad platform Decisive thinks transparency makes for better mobile ads

Mobile ads are becoming more and more common, and more often than not they are annoying. Decisive’s David Dundas thinks this may be due to a lack of transparency on the ad analytics side. If advertisers don’t really know how their ads are performing, how in the hell are they going to create good, effective ads [...]

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Lytro Illum Light-Field Camera

While the company’s first cameraLytro‘s brand new Illum infinitely expands on its initial promise. Combining complex software with a groundbreaking image sensor, Lytro’s 2011 offering captured the color, intensity, and direction of millions of rays of light – ultimately allowing the user to refocus an image post-shot and even garner a three-dimensional image from a [...]

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LG Unveils Android Wear-Powered G Watch

After a bevy of details surfaced back in March regarding the upcoming release, LG‘s Google-powered G Watch has been officially unveiled. Powered by Google’s new Android Wear operating system, the smartwatch will boast a screen that never sleeps, water- and dust-resistance, and two different colorways – “Stealth Black” and “Champagne Gold.” While additional details remain [...]

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Dancing Giants: Samsung’s $1B Open Innovation Center

Marc Shedroff, Vice-President of Samsung’s Open Innovation Center You only need one stat to show why Samsung has been so innovative over the years: A full quarter of its global workforce works in research and development. Yet the company has been looking to in-house startups to promote new software products to work with its vast product line, which includes TVs, tablets, [...]

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FujiFilm Instax Printer

The Instax Share SP-1 is a portable, battery-powered printer that outputs your digital images as pocket-size photographs in seconds. Connects wirelessly to Android or iOS devices. The only downside – prints cost about $1.10 each. Link Price: $220 Continue Reading from the Source

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Drones for Hire Concept

Alex Cornell and Phil Mills’ semi-April Fools joke. Gofor is their concept for a drone rental service. They imagine drones could be summoned remotely to perform a variety of tasks, from cameraman to home security. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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They may be called “public” pensions, but you’re not allowed to see what they’re doing

In the first installment of Pando’s still-ongoing investigation of the New Jersey pension system, one thing seemed to stick out: many readers couldn’t believe that the texts of the agreements signed between public pensions and alternative investment managers (read: hedge funds and private equity) are almost always secret. Yes, that’s right: though they are public pensions [...]

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